Saturday, May 25, 2024

Global Citizen ABC Special a Spectacular Ratings Flop, Usual Spokesman Hugh Jackman Skipped the Show for a Walk in the Woods


The Global Citizen TV special on ABC was a spectacular flop on Sunday night.

The show, which was highlights from the concert in Central Park the night before, scored just 1 million viewers. That was the lowest rateed show of the main networks by far.

Even though the concert itself had some very good performances, GC is something TV viewers can’t understand — or they do, and don’t want anything to do with it. Anyway, football was on against it, and “60 Minutes.”

Usual GC spokesman Hugh Jackman never turned up on Saturday in Central Park, perhaps fearing he’d be drenched. He posted on Instagram on Sunday morning taking a walk in the woods near his house.

GC was a bust on YouTube Saturday night also, starting with 250K viewers and whittling down to 31K by the time the Red Hot Chili Peppers were on.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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